Family Expecting Baby Evacuates to Lynchburg, Scrambles to Find Doctor

Hurricane Florence displaced tens of thousands of families.

Some even made it to our area, including a military family expecting a newborn.

It has been an ordeal for the McCarthy Family.

Natural disasters tend to throw lots of things out of whack.

But fortunately for the McCarthy's, they found everything they needed right here in the Hill City.

It's been a long week for Aaron McCarthy with a mandatory evacuation from Jacksonville, North Carolina because of Florence.

"At that time it was category four and it was coming right at us," McCarthy said.

The McCarthy's took their 1-and-a-half-year-old son, Parker and drove to Lynchburg where they have family.

His wife Kristen is pregnant too, with September 22, 2018 as her due date.

"We were definitely worried about having our second child somewhere different than we're used to," he said.

McCarthy says they were concerned Kristen would go into labor on the road, and potential lack of power or running water could make it difficult to find a doctor.

Get the full story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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